WASA’s New OCC In Operation

The Water and Sewerage Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is proud to announce the commissioning of its cutting-edge Operational Control Centre (OCC), located at the Authority’s Head Office in St. Joseph on Wednesday 10th July, 2024. This milestone underscores the Authority’s commitment to leveraging advanced technology for improved water and wastewater management.

The development and completion of the OCC were made possible through funding from the Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP) via the Ministry of Finance and the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT).

The 2,500-square-foot facility offers a glimpse into the future of water and wastewater management in Trinidad and Tobago. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including video walls and a centralized platform for 24-hour monitoring and control of SCADA Systems, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and telemetric devices, the OCC enhances executive, tactical, strategic, and operational oversight.

In addition to improving monitoring capabilities, the OCC automates the management of several manual processes such as leak repair and water trucking, thereby increasing efficiency and transparency. The integration of business intelligence and predictive analytics will further enhance the Authority’s operations, particularly in Non-Revenue Water Management.

The OCC’s advanced server room, equipped with backup power supply, ensures continuous data collection and monitoring, enabling a proactive approach through real-time data flow and improved operational efficiency. This dynamic space allows the Authority to remotely manage and monitor operations across its extensive network of water and wastewater facilities.

Despite previous attempts at establishing a functional control room, the new OCC represents a significant leap forward. Initiated in April 2023, the project was completed on time and below budget by May 2024. This facility optimizes the Authority’s engineering assets, reduces energy usage, and enhances customer satisfaction through real-time reporting and automated management reports.

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